Welcome to Magpieheaven. Today the inspiration comes from my daughter who is studying Fashion styling and photography! For a recent project at college her theme was 'Stolen Glances' and I have explored this on a tag and ribbon
she is placing in a little treasure chest to evoke the mood of her 'Stolen Glances' shoot for her 'press kit'. In the shoot she wants to capture a sense of mystery and hint at Alexandre Dumas' 'The Lady of the Camellias' - we're hoping our white camellia will last just long enough for her to use one of the blooms in the 'shoot'. Perhaps in a few weeks' time she might let me show the photos from the shoot here! Maybe then I'll be able to give away a little bit more of the story behind the 'shoot' and how it links with the novel!
The ribbon is some wide silky trim from one of my old jackets, stamped with Tim Holtz's Tattered Alphabet in 'Potting Soil' archival ink by Wendy Vecchi.
The Feather, also stamped with 'Potting Soil' is from PaperArtsy's LPC007. Here you can see the other side of the tag, which also features that same feather.
The flower is created using two different PaperArtsy dies: the 'steam punk' and the regular flower. The petals are a combination of PaperArtsy Smoothy card and Tim Holtz canvas textured Core'dinations paper, painted with Nougat, Vintage Lace and just a touch of Butternut. Once again I used the lovely doily stencil by Rebekah Meir from Crafters' Workshop - I so love this and I'm really glad I gave into temptation and bought it at Ally Pally. The script is from LPC028, stamped without a block to create an impression of age. I edged the tag with some Chocolate Pudding and French Roast.
For the flip side of the tag I used some Rose Quartz Treasure Gold on the underside of these PaperArtsy leaves and a beautiful leaf charm, a gift from my crafty friend, Lucy who I met up with yesterday. I gave it a thin coat of Nougat and a touch of Rose Quartz Treasure Gold to tone in with the rest of the tag. Here it is, a simple tag and ribbon combination. Thank you so much for dropping by and taking a look in the Magpie's Nest. I always value your visits. Have a lovely evening and a great week.